Evidence for Gastrointestinal Infection of SARS-CoV-2

A paper in press in Gastroenterology (preprint) reports on examination of fecal samples from 71 patients in China who were symptomatic for COVID19.  53% of the patients were positive for SARS-COV-2 RNA in their feces, and of these 17 had negative respiratory tests for SARS-CoV-2. The authors did a detailed workup of gastrointestinal cells harvested fromContinue reading “Evidence for Gastrointestinal Infection of SARS-CoV-2”

Presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2 in sewage

Authors: Gertjan Medema and colleagues at KWR in The Netherlands In a non peer reviewed preprint (preprint pdf) report on their use of rt-PCR to detect RNA from SARS-COV-2 at multiple locations.  Their sampling started in February, before COVID19 cases were detected in The Netherlands, and extended when cases were detected at all sites. TheContinue reading “Presence of SARS-Coronavirus-2 in sewage”